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Water Festival events well attended

Last month’s Three Rivers Water Festival received high marks from its organizing committee, whose members assembled last week for a wrap-up meeting. Committee member Barb Stutesman said numbers in most activities were higher than in previous years. The opening-night parade featured more than 1,000 participants in 126 units, while the inaugural Car Cruise drew 36 vehicles. The annual, final-day car …

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Woman injured in crash

A Kalamazoo woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend in Fabius Township. Carissa Jones, 18, was driving north on Day Road at 6:30 p.m. Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle in the 57000 block, near Dutch Settlement Road. Jones had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to Borgess Medical Center. She was …

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Mendon’s Heritage Schoolhouse demolished

An iconic building in Mendon was razed last week, as crews from Grand Rapids-based X-treme Demolition knocked down the Heritage Schoolhouse. The former Mendon High School was taken down after preservation efforts – which included a number of fundraising efforts – were thwarted by increasingly high costs to rehabilitate the multi-story building. In the end, the district’s board of education …

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Police investigate Park Township break in

State police are probing the recent break-in of a residence in Park Township. Investigators were called last month to a home at the intersection of Heimbach and Buckhorn roads. The owner said electronics and televisions were stolen within a 75-minute span June 16. Access was gained through forced entry.

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Miller commends colleagues for budget work

State Rep. Aaron Miller, who serves as chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, has issued a statement in response to Gov. Rick Snyder signing the state’s budget for the coming fiscal year. Miller said the Legislature has again produced a budget that invests in areas important to Michigan families – roads and bridges, education, public safety and …

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Kayaks stolen in Nottawa Township

St. Joseph County deputies are investigating the theft of two Kayaks from Lennon Road in Nottawa Township. One is a 10-foot Sundolphin, lime green in color. The second was a 10 1/2-foot Perception Sport, faded green in color. Both are sit-in models. The incident was reported June 26 and took place at a residence in the 60000 block of Lennon …

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